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Israeli plane hits Syrian army in Golan

Israeli plane hits Syrian army in Golan An Israeli warplane struck a Syrian army post yesterday, the Israeli military said, hours after stray fire from Syria's civil war hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. "This is an implementation of old policy". There have been no casualties on the Israeli side but the Jewish state also responded to the previous three incidents by striking Syrian government positions. [Full Article...]

China cites its version of history to claim areas of Bhutan

China cites its version of history to claim areas of Bhutan The Chinese have said that Doklam or Dongland is a part of Chine and the latter's construction there is legitimate. "Any attempt, therefore, to unilaterally determine tri-junction points is in violation of this understanding", Indian government said in the statement. [Full Article...]

IL heads toward third year without budget

IL heads toward third year without budget The bill proposed by Democrats and supported by about half of House GOP members outlines a $36 billion state budget for fiscal year 2018, which begins Saturday. He is asking the bond rating agencies to give them a few days before dropping the state to junk status. Credit agencies have threatened to downgrade IL debt to "junk". [Full Article...]

Weinerdrone latest add to Oscar Mayer's Weinerfleet

Weinerdrone latest add to Oscar Mayer's Weinerfleet They are joining the famous Wienermobile , the WienerRover, and the WienerMini . Growing up you couldn't get away from the commercials on TV with the little boy singing about his Oscar Mayer bologna and I ate more than my share of the brands lunch meats and hot dogs. [Full Article...]

Texas AG Leads Charge to End Protections for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Texas AG Leads Charge to End Protections for Young Undocumented Immigrants DACA has remained in place in the Trump administration, and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has said no DACA deportations have occurred during his tenure. More than 200,000 undocumented immigrants in Texas have work permits under the program. "Just like DAPA, DACA unilaterally confers eligibility for work authorization and lawful presence without any statutory authorization from Congres... [Full Article...]

German Law Requires Companies To Swiftly Delete 'Obviously Illegal' User Content

German Law Requires Companies To Swiftly Delete 'Obviously Illegal' User Content Users must be notified of violations and companies are forced to reveal their identities for authorities. Google and Twitter didn't immediately comment on the new law. They claim the tight time limits are unrealistic, and will lead to accidental censorship as technology companies err on the side of caution and delete ambiguous posts to avoid paying penalties. [Full Article...]

Former French presidential candidate placed under formal investigation

Former French presidential candidate placed under formal investigation An investigation by a European parliament watchdog claimed that between 2011 and 2012 Le Pen had illicitly paid party staff for Front National work using money that should only be used for MEPs to pay assistants for legislative tasks. She will also seek a suspension of the investigation. Le Pen is one of 17 Front National MEPs who are being investigated along with 40 of their assistants, Le... [Full Article...]

Simon won't provide MN data to Trump voter fraud probe

Simon won't provide MN data to Trump voter fraud probe While the public availability of voter data varies by state, the request raises privacy concerns, said Richard Hasen, a University of California, Irvine, professor who studies election law. Investigations found some irregularities, but no evidence of widespread fraud . Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach , right, carries paperwork as he is greeted before a meeting with then President-ele... [Full Article...]

Plane Crashes Into 405 Freeway In Southern California

Plane Crashes Into 405 Freeway In Southern California A small, twin-engine plane has crashed on the 405 freeway outside Los Angeles, CBS Los Angeles reports . The airport was reopened about an hour later. He checked to make sure his passenger was safe before pulling over on the side of the freeway. The airfield was closed to arrivals after the crash. [Full Article...]

Auto bomb kills Ukrainian army spy chief

T online newspaper editor-in-chief Yuriy Butusov said that Shapoval headed the special reserve department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's Chief Intelligence Directorate. And last July, a prominent investigative Belarusian journalist and also a Kremlin critic, Pavel Sheremet , was killed by a bomb in his vehicle in the capital. [Full Article...]

Texas Supreme Court rules spousal benefits for LGBTQ employees are not guaranteed

Texas Supreme Court rules spousal benefits for LGBTQ employees are not guaranteed Smith , the Court reaffirmed its holding that the benefits of marriage must be granted to same-sex couples "on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples". By delaying this case, the justices on the Texas Supreme Court leave open the possibility that, by the time the case reaches them again, Donald Trump will have added one or two more Neil Gorsuches to the Supreme Court. [Full Article...]

Record travel expected as gas hits 14-year low

Record travel expected as gas hits 14-year low The average price for a gallon of gas in the USA this week is $2.26, according to AAA . That's about 20 cents per gallon lower than before Memorial Day and down about a dime from a year ago. "And with historically low prices on gas, airfares, vehicle rentals, and hotels, Coloradans are realizing that their money will take them further than ever". [Full Article...]

At least 2 shot at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital

At least 2 shot at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital The NYPD is urging residents to stay away from the area. Sources tell NBC 4 NY a preliminary investigation reveals Bello resigned from the hospital in 2015 in lieu of termination. The incident occurred at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon. - NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 30, 2017One shooter is deceased at the hospital. [Full Article...]

Another messy commute for LIRR riders after train gets stranded

Another messy commute for LIRR riders after train gets stranded Separately, an overnight fire caused signal damage near Mastic Shirley , and is forcing delays up to 66 minutes for LIRR's Montauk Branch. There were disruptions on all LIRR lines as a result. Many turned to Twitter to voice their frustration; one commuter described the overcrowding at Jamaica station as "dangerous insanity". There were no injuries reported. [Full Article...]

Fed Approves US Banks' Capital Plans

Fed Approves US Banks' Capital Plans An increase in the quarterly common share dividend from $0.095 per share up to $0.105 per share. She (Munich: SOQ.MU - news ) predicted bank payouts would be the loftiest since the 2008 financial crisis. Shares in Rite Aid plunged 25% on the news. Nevertheless, this follows a omission of the "qualitative" portion of the test, which was often considered to be the most hard to pass particular... [Full Article...]

Germany May Vote on Marriage Equality

Germany May Vote on Marriage Equality Merkel indicated a change of heart earlier this week, suggesting that legislators should be freed to vote with their conscience on the matter, instead of being bound by party policy. Germany, which has a record trade surplus , is the target of a new American administration accusing it of unfair competition. Mr Ross has previously said he hoped to complete by the end of June a national security ... [Full Article...]

Wheelchair-bound Man Had to Climb 17 Stairs to Board Flight

Wheelchair-bound Man Had to Climb 17 Stairs to Board Flight The decision left Kijima with no other choice than to pull himself up the steps using his arms. According to low-priced carrier Vanilla Air, Kijima would not be allowed to board if he could not climb up the stairs himself. According to the airline, Amami Airport is the only airport without wheelchair access, and they are now working to install lifts. "In Japan, the Law on the Elimination of Di... [Full Article...]

STAR WARS Droid R2-D2 Sells for almost $3 Million at Auction

STAR WARS Droid R2-D2 Sells for almost $3 Million at Auction The films were made between 1977 and 2002. The R2-D2 Frankendroid (or Frankendroid's monster, if you feel like being pedantic) was the most expensive item in the auction, operated by Profiles In History . Meanwhile, the recently departed Star Wars Han Solo spin-off directors were reportedly sacked for turning the classic franchise character into one more akin to Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura , acco... [Full Article...]

Was the Helicopter Attack on Venezuelan Buildings Real or a Hoax?

Was the Helicopter Attack on Venezuelan Buildings Real or a Hoax? The Venezuelan government hunted on Wednesday for rogue policemen who attacked key installations by helicopter, but critics of President Nicolas Maduro suspected the raid may have been staged to justify repression. The newly-minted foreign minister said that global press agencies have called the attacker a "Rambo-type figure who escaped in a helicopter to fight for freedom", adding that in any... [Full Article...]

Claiming To Rep Flynn, Late GOPer Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers

Claiming To Rep Flynn, Late GOPer Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers Flynn was sacked earlier this year as Trump's National Security Advisor for not coming clean to administration officials about his talks with Russia's ambassador to the US. Smith implicated both Flynn and the Flynn Intel Group is his hunt for the emails, though it's unclear if Flynn was actually involved. The WSJ reports that Mueller's investigators have "examined reports from intelligence age... [Full Article...]


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